Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the second episode of season two, The Night Lands. Conleth Hill plays Lord Varys, a eunuch who is the spymaster for the throne. Lena Headey plays Tyrion’s sister, Queen Regent Cersei Lannister, and Sibel Kekilli is his lover, Shae. In King’s Landing, Varys has discovered that Shae is living with Tyrion and threatens to reveal her presence. At a meeting of the king’s Small Council, Cersei rejects terms offered by the northern Stark armies. A message from the Night’s Watch warns the council that undead creatures are threatening the Wall of Westeros at the north of the continent. Tyrion confronts the commander of the City Watch over his betrayal of the previous Hand of the King, Lord Eddard Stark, and removes him from his post. He replaces him with his bodyguard, the mercenary Bronn, played by Jerome Flynn.